Furniture and Decor

Creating Closet Space with Closet Maid

Have you ever wondered why bedroom closets in kids rooms are so small? I mean who has more stuff than little kids? When we bought our house two years ago, I knew that storage was pretty high on the list. We have three children and a dog. When allotting the kids rooms, I knew that at least one closet would need an organizer to maximize space.

I asked my husband to remove the existing single shelf that was in the bedroom closet. I then decided I wanted the small closet to to be something unexpected. I decided to paint the closet red. It took three coats, but I finally managed to get it to shade and depth of red where I wanted it. The paint I chose was by Glidden. The color red I chose is called Old Glory. I thought it was very fitting for a Captain America themed bedroom.  Honestly, there was no way I was going to paint the entire room red, as requested. So this was my compromise. The paint was fairly easy to roll on, but it took a full gallon to paint this one small closet.


After the paint was dry, my DH set up the Closet Maid Organizer I purchased from Home Depot. I was very pleased with the system’s versatility, but was dissatisfied with the lack of drawer options for the shelving system. So for now, our son still uses a small dresser. What have you completed around the house in order to increase storage capacity?